Thursday, June 20, 2013

Writing for Children and for Young Adults, Saturday, October 26, Mississauga

"Writing for Children & for Young Adults,
   the world's hottest market"
Saturday, October 26, 2013
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(But note, the instructor will stay around afterwards to look at samples of your work.)
Cawthra Park United Church, 1465 Leda Ave, Mississauga, Ontario. (Parking is around the back, off Garnet Ave. Map here.)

Whether you want to write the next best-selling children’s books or just want to create stories for your own kids, this workshop is for you. Learn how to write stories kids and young adults will love, and find out what you need to know to sell your book.

 Special option: You may, but don't have to, bring 2 or 3 copies of the opening couple pages (first 500 words) of your children’s book or young adult novel. (Or if 750 words will get you to the end of your picture book or to the end of your first chapter, bring that.) If you’re not currently working on a children’s story, don’t worry, we’ll get you started on the spot! 

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years and is the author of a children’s version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Tribute Publishing Inc), but his proudest boast is that he's helped many of his students get published and launch their careers as authors.
"Brian’s the real deal. He isn't just an inspiring teacher – he's plugged into the publishing world! He got me an agent who sold my first novel, Bitten, to publishers around the world. More recently, my young adult novel, The Awakening, hit number 1 on the New York Times bestsellers' list. And Random House Canada, Bantam U.S. and Little Brown in Britain have contracted my next seven books." 
~ Kelley Armstrong, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Rising and other supernatural thrillers for teens and adults.
Fee: $44 paid in advance by mail or Interac
or $48 if you wait to pay at the door

To reserve a spot now, email 

Photos: Two books by Brian's students – The Rising, a young adult novel by Kelley Armstrong, and Business in Bangkok, a picture book by Lynn Westerhout.

See Brian’s full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Orillia, Bracebridge, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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